Media Diet

November 8, 2004

In my Telecom law seminar last week, the class had a short discussion/informal poll about media consumption habits, with a particular focus on news. Not surprisingly, the most popular source among the class is mainstream news media on the web, followed closely by cable news. Blogs play a small role, but are generally either below the radar.

Personally, I rarely watch television news, either broadcast or cable. Compared with internet, print and public radio sources, television news is both slow and superficial.

My media habits are probably pretty far out of the mainstream and a result I am inundated with fewer ads than on average. I don't listen to commercial radio, although I do start the day listening to WNYC. I avoid pop-ups on the web by using Safari and NetNewsWire. I see very few commercials on television thanks to ReplayTV.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that the internet is contributing to a wider awareness of political views: The internet and democratic debate.

What's your media diet?

Posted by Andrew Raff at November 8, 2004 11:25 PM
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